Curation: Beyond the Buzzword

April 5, 2017

Curation has existed for centuries as a means of assembling, managing, and presenting some type of collection. In the digital age, curation has emerged as a major tool in reducing the onslaught of “noise” we receive online so that we can concentrate on what’s important. It’s for this reason that curation has become a popular buzzword in learning and development, and people look to it as a way to reinvent many practices to be more effective.

This Spotlight gathers four experts on the subject of curation to look beyond the buzzword and explore curation’s current and future value. They will examine what the real opportunities are for curation, explore examples of it in practice, and separate the fact from the fiction in today’s curation conversation. Join in and learn how you can take advantage of the opportunities curation makes possible for your organization.


8:15AM – 9:30 AM Pacific Time

Robin Good

Robin Good
Author and Curation Expert

101: 10 Areas in Which Content Curation Can Benefit Your Organization

Content curation can serve as both an asset and an opportunity for learning professionals who take advantage of it. Discover how curation can be applied to the world of organizational learning.
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10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Ben Betts

Ben Betts

201: Curation, Copyright, and the Law

Making use of the abundant content in the world would seem like a good way to develop our online learning experiences. We spend so much money creating content; wouldn’t it be better to just curate? But is it legal? Learn more.

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Pacific Time

David Kelly

David Kelly
Executive Vice President and Executive Director
The eLearning Guild

301: The Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How of Curation

Curation is a term that is becoming more common in the learning field. Most people do not understand what curation really is and how to put it into practice, yet it is a critical future competency. Learn more.

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Pacific Time

Allison Anderson

Allison Anderson
Chief Strategist
Siren Learning

401: Getting Practical: How to Build an Organizational Curation Strategy

“Curation” has reached buzzword status. But while everyone’s talking about it, not everyone is really sure how to do it. What does curation actually mean, and why is it important to your organization?
Learn more.

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